Medical Term:

phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase

Pronunciation: fen′il-eth-ă-nō′lă-mēn meth′il-trans′fĕr-ās

Definition: A key enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis that catalyzes the conversion of norepinephrine to epinephrine, using S-adenosyl-l-methionine; found in the adrenal medulla and some neurons; this enzyme's biosynthesis is induced by cortisol.

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